Before you read on, download Top Ten and listen to us for 17 seconds.
I met Curt in the winter of '89, while I was canvassing in South Amboy, NJ. The Environmental Federation had this strange idea that independent citizens could pass a state law to put evil polluters in jail. Curt's roommate, soon to be his Mrs. (and then his ex-Mrs.), did a $12 check and a postcard to Trenton. I doubled my quota that night. We even passed the law.
I noticed Curt's axe in the living room and one thing led to another. I gave him a demo. Within weeks, we began recording together on my trusty Tascam 234 4-track cassette deck. "We Are the Ones," from this earliest period, is on the CD. It utilized crude but effective production techniques such as 'ping-ponging' tracks together. In the years since, the equipment and technology have dramatically improved, but the studio duo concept still rocks.
In '97, Curt did an incredible DAT re-mix of 55 songs, (which is not even a complete history). Spring '98, we pressed Archives: Volumes 1, 2, & 3, a 3-CD master set. The Best Little Garage Band in History, and the single, "Top Ten," give you a sample from Archives. We even added new songs this year. Check out the second album tab. Curt's distinctive guitar work would be reason enough to add these MP3s to your collection, even if I sucked. Download some tunes right now.
Look for releases of our combined historical works and new music from Curt and Lee. Other Secret Studio services include Nashville studio time, session guitar, sound engineering, publishing, soundtrack music, consulting, and commercial midi programming.
Thanx, Lee Altman January 2003
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